“ABC's of Land Use” Workshop
Thursday, June 5, 2014
5:30 p.m. – gather and eat
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -- workshop
North Portland Neighborhood Services
Historic Kenton Fire House
8105 N. Brandon Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Learn the basics of how the City of Portland's land use and development review processes work. Get hands-on experience with a land use review case study, including review of a development proposal and site plan, identification of relevant issues, and effective ways to respond to the approval criteria.
Introduction by Meegan Watts, chair of the Kenton Neighborhood Association and Mary Jaron Kelley, North Portland Neighborhood Services. Presented by John Cole and Lesli Lum, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Paul Leistner, Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
Dinner and Refreshments will be provided.
Workshop is free.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 people.
Who should attend:
- Neighborhood and Business Association land use activists
- Anyone thinking about getting more active with their Association's land use committees
- Anyone interested in general City-related land use decision-making processes
What you will learn:
- What does it mean to be a neighborhood land use chairperson?
- Overview of the State, Metro, and City land use planning framework
- The Planning Bureau’s District Liaison Program
- The Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code
- How to access and read Zoning Maps
- What is a Land Use Review and how it differs from a building permit
- Comparison of the Land Review Processes: Type I, II, IIX, and III
- How to read and respond to a Land Use Review Notice
- Perspectives of an experienced Neighborhood Representative
- The Appeal Process
To register online, you need to have a Portland Online account. If you do not, you will be prompted to set up an account. Enter your contact information and select this workshop to register. Space is limited to the first 30 people who register.
For more information, or for help registering, please contact:
- Mary Jaron Kelley at 503-823-4099 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Paul Leistner at 503-823-5284 or email@example.com .
Transportation and Directions:
- View Map: CLICK HERE
- Public Transportation:
- TriMet Bus 4 — N. Brandon & N. Kilpatrick (one block south on N. Brandon to the NPNS offices.
- TriMet MAX Yellow Line — N. Denver Station (three blocks south on N. Denver and one block west on N. Schofield to the NPNS offices).
- TriMet Bus 75 — N. Lombard & N. Denver (six blocks north on N. Denver and one block west on N. Schofield to the NPNS offices).
- Nearby Bike Boulevards.
- East/West N. Terry Street.
- North/South N. Fenwick.
- From the South: I-5 north to N. Lombard West (305B) exit; west on N. Lombard to N. Denver; north on N. Denver to N. Schofield; west on N. Schofield to the Historic Kenton Firehouse at the corner of N. Brandon & N. Schofield.
- From the West: east on N. Lombard to N. Denver; north on N. Denver to N. Schofield; west on N. Schofield to the Historic Kenton Firehouse at the corner of N. Brandon & N. Schofield.
- From the East: west on N. Lombard to N. Denver; north on N. Denver to N. Schofield; west on N. Schofield to the Historic Kenton Firehouse at the corner of N. Brandon & N. Schofield.
- From the North: I-5 south to the N. Denver (306) exit; south on N. Denver to N. Schofield; west on N. Schofield to the Historic Kenton Firehouse at the corner of N. Brandon & N. Schofield.
- Parking: Parking is available on the street.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities.
Call 503-823-5284, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests.
Call 7 days advance to request assistance for any accessibility accommodations and/or language interpretation. Limited number of child care vouchers available.
Workshop location is wheelchair accessible. The main area of the meeting space is accessible to wheelchairs at the "name" entrance. The bathroom has some accessibility features but may be challenging for larger mobility devices. Call ahead for more information—503-823-5284.
North Portland Neighborhood Services, City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.